The album 'Steve Reid Quartet - Live In Europe' was released on Steve's record label, Mustevic Music, and self-duplicated on home-burned CD's of only 500 copies, to give to friends and media in Europe and the US/Canada. It does not even appear on most Steve Reid's discographies.
After 20 years, I finally decided to go ahead and release this exciting album on Bandcamp.
It demonstrates Steve Reid
extraordinary ability to spontaneously orchestrate within a jazz quartet, his inventiveness and wide range of dynamics, whether in a modal tune, a free-jazz composition or a romantic jazz standard.
The bassist Chris Lachotta met Steve Reid in Munich in the spring of 2000, and he introduced Steve to Boris Netsvetaev
and Lena Bloch
, who had already been playing with Chris since 1999.
Steve met an accordion player whilst in New York City and she brought him to Munich. Chris had been playing with her there, and he was very glad to have such a great drummer suddenly arrive on the scene, so he immediately created this quartet.
Together they played some festivals and gigs before Chris decided to hire an engineer and produce this live recording. This was Steve’s first European CD, and whilst others followed this, at the time Steve didn’t know he would be staying in Europe for a while, under Chris’ wing. The album Steve Reid Quartet- Live In Europe
was released on Steve's record label, Mustevic Music, and self-duplicated on home-burned CD's of only 500 copies, to give to friends and media in Europe and the US/Canada. It does not even appear on most Steve Reid's discographies.
The Bandcamp release offers a high-quality audio download (straight from the master CD), high-resolution album cover art and downloads of individual tracks.